Before going into treatment I thought I was different than everybody else, looked down upon in society, and would never be accepted. When I walked into that treatment center, the ...
My higher power was speaking to me through this beautiful dog who was filled with simple wisdom, was learning to trust, and was content to merely ‘be’. I felt a relief like I had never known. I understood then that although my higher power was immense and boundless, here it was embodied, for now, in the form of an ordinary, genuine dog.
There often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without God’s aid. Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to. Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness much by wishing or trying on our own power. We had to have God’s help.
When you finally admit that you have a problem greater than yourself, you may start to realize that you need a power greater than yourself to solve your problem. It may require some serious rethinking about your ideas of what God is and what God does and doesn’t do. If you don’t believe in God, you can make a decision one day at a time to act as if there is a God. You can always change your mind and go back to the unbelief if you want to.